Speaking while winding up the exercise in Dar es Salaam, the Kilimanjaro Marathon Company representative, Rajon Datoo, said the exercise ran smoothly and that the number of those who collected their race numbers was encouraging.
“We received a lot of cooperation from the participants hence the exercise moved faster and we were able to serve many participants,” he said.
He noted those who were not able to collect their numbers in Dar es Salaam can do so in either Arusha or Moshi.
“We are calling on all participants for the Kilimanjaro Premium Lager 42km event, Tigo Half Marathon and Grand Malt 5km Fun Run who indicated that they will collect their points in Arusha to turn up on Tuesday and Wednesday from 2pm to 7pm at the Kibo Palace Hotel in the city,” he said.
Participants are required to carry their identification cards or passports and the confirmation messages they received upon payment.
After Arusha the exercise will move to Moshi on February 25 (12pm-5pm), February 26 (10am-8pm) and February 27 (9am-5pm).
According to a statement by the Kilimanjaro Premium Lager Marathon organizers, registration for the 42km race and 5km Fun Run is still on but it will take place on cash basis at the race's number collection points but the 21km race is already full and registration for the race is closed.
This year’s event, slated for February 28 at the Moshi Cooperative University venue, is sponsored by Kilimanjaro Premium Lager-42km, Tigo-21km race, Grand Malt-5km, water table sponsors, Unilever Tanzania, Simba Cement, TPC Sugar, Kilimanjaro International Leather Company Limited, Kibo Palace Hotel.
The race's official suppliers include Garda World Security, Keys Hotel and CMC Automobile.
The event is organized by Kilimanjaro Marathon Company Limited and nationally coordinated by Executive Solutions Limited.